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Next Generation Skoda Octavia Coming To India By April 2021

Next Generation Skoda Octavia
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Tell me something new. You would have heard that multiple times. But trust me, this time there is a lot more coming to tell about the 2021 Skoda Octavia. Firstly, Skoda India Head, Zac Hollis, has confirmed that the carmaker will launch the next generation Octavia in the month of April.

And, another cool fact is that the all-new executive sedan looks absolutely stunning with an uber-cool interior as well as exterior. Does the updated one feel up to the mark? Well, heading straight away to answer that.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Skoda is ready to launch the next generation Octavia next month.
  • It will be powered by 2.0L diesel as well as a turbo petrol engine.
  • Multiple changes can be witnessed on the 2021 Skoda Octavia.

2021 Skoda Octavia

Skoda Octavia Interior
Image Source: Skoda Storyboard

While introducing the all-new Skoda Octavia, there are a lot of new bits that need to be addressed with extra attention. However, it is the revamped cabin that makes you fall for minimalism but is yet premium. Dual high-resolution screens are now a part of the 2021 Octavia where the first one stays reserved for the 10.25-inch fully digital instrument cluster. Meanwhile, the second is now a house of a large 10-inch floating touchscreen infotainment display. Remember the dual spoke multifunctional steering wheel that the Czech carmaker has recently introduced on the Skoda Kushaq? That same unit will now be available on the fourth-generation Octavia as well.

Talking about the modern design language, it takes the 2021 Octavia to a totally different level. Based on the MQB platform, the all-new sedan is now 19mm longer and 15mm wider when compared to its outgoing counterpart. However, there are no ill effects from these added numbers. Infact, it will help the upcoming sedan to be more practical with extended 10-litres boot space. To be precise, the boot carrying capacity now stands at 600-litres.

Under the hood, the 2021 Skoda Octavia will get a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Further, this petrol motor is extremely capable of producing a massive 190HP while being mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox on board. The Czech carmaker’s intent to discontinue the 2.0-litre diesel engine is very straightforward. And therefore, customers need to be prepared to see the upcoming Octavia in a petrol guise only.

Alternatives

Options are a must. And so are the alternatives to the 2021 Skoda Octavia. In India, the all-new Octavia will go head-on against the likes of Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla Altis and the upcoming Honda Civic. Customers will have to wait for the next-generation Honda Civic for a little longer. However, if you are someone who is very particular about the time, then take a look at what the new generation Hyundai Elantra has to offer.

Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai Elantra
Image Source: The Car Connection

No news regarding the launch of the latest generation Hyundai Elantra yet. However, who needs the generation update when even the last-gen Elantra looks extremely rad. Currently, there are two engine options available on Hyundai India’s flagship sedan, precisely – petrol as well as diesel. Thus, until now one might have figured it out that the all-new Elantra in the coming future will have an upper hand when compared to its upcoming rival.

Specifications

  • Engine – 1493 (Diesel); 1999 (Petrol)
  • Power – 114HP (Diesel); 150BHP (Petrol)
  • Torque – 250Nm (Diesel); 192Nm (Petrol)
  • Price – Rs.17.83 Lakhs – 21.10 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)